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Rep. Jesse Jackson Calls on Government to Hire All Unemployed Americans for $40,000 Each (Really?)
Fox News ^ | October 14,2011 | FoxNews.com

Posted on 10/15/2011 5:31:09 AM PDT by LUV W

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has offered his own $804 billion jobs plan that calls on the federal government to hire the nation’s 15 million unemployed Americans for jobs paying roughly $40,000 each, and bail out all the states and cities facing budget crises.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/10/14/rep-jesse-jackson-calls-on-government-to-hire-all-unemployed-americans-for/#ixzz1aqvMhOjt

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: freemoney; giveaway; jackson; libtard
What a moron!
1 posted on 10/15/2011 5:31:14 AM PDT by LUV W
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To: LUV W

to do what? Don’t we have illegal immigrants who are the backbone of our economy...doing jobs American won’t do?


2 posted on 10/15/2011 5:34:41 AM PDT by leenie312
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To: LUV W

LIke Communist father Jesse Jackson, Sr,, like Communist son, Jesse Jacskon, Jr.!!! About as dumb as any human being can become!!! These two folks are certainly not the sharpest knives in the drawer!!!


3 posted on 10/15/2011 5:35:55 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: LUV W
"What a moron!"

You give that idiot WAY too much credit!

JJJ would have to get a whole lot smarter just to reach Moron level.

4 posted on 10/15/2011 5:36:01 AM PDT by libs_kma (When I see anyone with an Obama 2012 bumper sticker, I recognize them as a threat to the gene pool)
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To: LUV W

Fox displays a photo of Jackson along with Steny Hoyer and Mike Pence from April giving the impression that they are part of this outrageous scheme.


5 posted on 10/15/2011 5:38:05 AM PDT by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: LUV W

My name is Jesse Jackson Jr. and I'm dumber than a bucket of rocks!

6 posted on 10/15/2011 5:38:35 AM PDT by Zakeet (If it ain't broke, the Wee Wee will fix it until it is)
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To: LUV W
Me and Mrs. Alaska are unemployed, send me our $ 80,000.

Being a TEA party, racist and bigot, please make sure that none of our $ 80,000 comes from any po', black folk.

7 posted on 10/15/2011 5:38:50 AM PDT by USS Alaska
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To: LUV W
“And as more people work, they pay taxes, they pay taxes into the 4th quarter, they buy wares, they buy homes, they meet their obligations and our economy begins to work its way out of this protracted recession,” he continued. “That’s the only way out of this crisis.

And I hope the president begins to continue to exercise extraordinary constitutional means based on the history of Congresses that have been in rebellion in the past.”

What a deal! How about you lend me $100 and I give you back $20. What a boon to you-now you're rich.

And it will really boost the economy if I take the remaining $80 and spend it on stuff. Of course, that means that you don't have the $80 to spend on stuff anymore. Oops.

8 posted on 10/15/2011 5:39:52 AM PDT by randita (Obama - chains you can bereave in.)
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To: Zakeet

Where’s my Budweiser franchise ?


9 posted on 10/15/2011 5:40:10 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: LUV W
And how will we pay for it? Oh, we'll just print even more money! And how long will it take before a Happy Meal costs $40,000?


10 posted on 10/15/2011 5:41:41 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: LUV W

With 15 million new (unionized for sure) employees, now obama, holder, hoffa, and soros could have all of these people occupy every park in the country!


11 posted on 10/15/2011 5:44:26 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: LUV W

I think it’s a great idea


12 posted on 10/15/2011 5:45:30 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: LUV W

Will he face a primary because of the Illinois redistricting..supposedly bhe’s put in with an even further left Dem congresscritter. That may explain this lunacy..


13 posted on 10/15/2011 5:46:08 AM PDT by ken5050 (Cain/Gingrich 2012!!! because sharing a couch with Pelosi is NOT the same as sharing a bed with her)
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To: LUV W

Just when you thought libs couldn’t get any stupider......another day dawns........and they do. Unfreakinbelievable.


15 posted on 10/15/2011 5:54:41 AM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: LUV W
Didn't Jackson Jr. make a comment during the Obama campaign comparing victory over white voters to OJ murdering his white wife?
16 posted on 10/15/2011 5:54:58 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: LUV W

Clear proof that his father ate too much acid in the 60’s. Messes with your DNA.


17 posted on 10/15/2011 5:56:49 AM PDT by paulcissa (The first requirement of Liberalism is to stand on your head and tell the world they're upside down)
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To: LUV W

Add up food stamps, welfare, and public housing....and you’re about there. But, when Bush suggested people work for welfare, the SHTF.


18 posted on 10/15/2011 5:59:37 AM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: LUV W
He is not a moron. This is how things work in his world. Jesse Jr's cousin works in the IRS office in Greenville SC (Jesse Sr’s hometown). She comes in everyday and sits in her office and shops on the internet for 8 hrs and leaves. Not one day has she ever done any work of any kind. This information came to me from another IRS employee in that office. This is how these people think things are supposed to be.
19 posted on 10/15/2011 5:59:58 AM PDT by virginia lurker
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To: LUV W
I actually LOVE the fact that he has helped demonstrate a few things... aside from his own incompetence at basic economics.

Most people can never wrap their heads around the "hundreds of billions" and "trillions" that the government tosses around... Now they can see that the last Obama stimulus, at $800 billion, did almost nothing. It COULD HAVE handed $40k to 15 million individuals directly. Instead it went to... mostly nothing that affected their lives in any positive way. (It sure helped out plenty of Obama buddies, though... just not 15 million of 'em.)

20 posted on 10/15/2011 6:02:55 AM PDT by Teacher317 (really?)
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To: LUV W
It's unbelievable that a life form this stupid even knows how to breath.
21 posted on 10/15/2011 6:07:33 AM PDT by ohioman
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To: LUV W

Saw a segment on one of the network news shows last night. About cities and how they have cut back and how much $$ they have saved. One city cut out adding fluoride in their water and the next shot was an interview with a black mother saying - well if they is going to cut out fluoride then they should be offering us some kind of dental plan. INBELIEVABLE!!!


22 posted on 10/15/2011 6:11:30 AM PDT by MomwithHope (Wake up America we are at war with militant Islam and progressives - 2 fronts.)
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To: LUV W
Insane as this plan sounds, it's not any worse than what the government has been doing all along. All of Bernanke's secret bailouts are many multiples greater than $804 billion, and they went to Wall Street and foreign banks, but it was done under the radar so there was no outcry. JJJ's plan is infinitely preferable, and far smaller and more humble, than Bernanke's bailouts. We could have paid off every mortgage and car loan in America with just a fraction of these bailouts (disclaimer: I don't need a bailout).

Trash me if you want, but then you have to defend the biggest ripoffs of the American taxpayer in history.

23 posted on 10/15/2011 6:14:09 AM PDT by Batrachian (Why does the Department of Education need a SWAT team?)
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To: LUV W
I think that JJJr's staff may be reading FR! Just the other day, I was posting about just how corrupt and wasteful the government was, spending tens of millions of dollars to create just a few jobs in many of these programs. I postulated that rather than spend the roughly 800 million dollars on porkulus, the government could have just paid 14 million people $50,000 each for the same amount, but the government would never go for that, because when the government is in charge of "redistributing" income, there are always thousands of dollars that need to "grease the wheels" for every dollar that actually gets to where it's supposed to go.

Little did I know that JJJr would take this seriously. So to you, JJJr, I say you should have thought of this on your own, BEFORE that $800 million was wasted. Too late, you can't have it! And calling for Obama to violate the constitution directly violates your congressional oath... Not that oaths or the constitution would ever matter to you, JJJr. The acorn never falls far from the tree, and JJJr learned his corruption for one of the most corrupt race baiting, shakedown artists this country has ever known... His father!

Mark

24 posted on 10/15/2011 6:15:24 AM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

The Acorn doesn’t fall far from the tree


25 posted on 10/15/2011 6:15:32 AM PDT by jmcenanly (Things will be better in 2013)
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To: Batrachian

Reminds me of listening to Rush post-Katrina. There was a video filmed from a helicopter of a black man on top of a bridge that was submerged. The part he was on was the only part above water. Rush said something to the effect that this was the result of welfare. You do not know how to take care of yourself. This recipient was used to people taking care of him- welfare, foodstamps, Section 8, Medicaid, etc.,... and expected someone to save him as he was unable think to do it for himself as he never had to before.


26 posted on 10/15/2011 6:18:39 AM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: LUV W

His idea is, of course, absurd. But not much more absurd than what Obama did with his stimulus.

As of Sept 2001, there were 14,000,000 (14 million) people unemployed according to official US gov statistics.

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.nr0.htm

We all know that the actual number is much higher, but let’s
run with those numbers anyhow.

Ellison says give everybody a job = $40,000/year. Basically, give unemployed people this amount of money.

40,000 x 20,000,000 (20 million people/ 6 million more
than official stats) =
800,000,000,000 (800 billion)

Obama’s stimulus ~850,000,000,000
- 800,000,000,000

Ellison plan would have saved USG ~50,000,000,000

So Ellison’s plan would have saved the US Taxpayer 50 billion dollars + whatever share of unemployment the federal govern paid these individuals over 1 year.

< SARC > So, compared to Obama, Ellison is a real
deficit hawk < /SARC > LOL....


27 posted on 10/15/2011 6:26:59 AM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughers of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice
I don't know how I would react in a natural disaster. A lot of it is luck. Don't forget, something like 1500 people died in New Orleans because of Katrina, and a lot of those where from heart attacks and other odd things like that, whereas 230,000 people died in the Asian tsunami. Where they all fools and welfare recipients?

My point is that JJJ's plan, which sounds crazy, is small potatoes compared to what the government has already done.

28 posted on 10/15/2011 6:39:55 AM PDT by Batrachian (Why does the Department of Education need a SWAT team?)
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To: 3Fingas

Also, under Ellison’s suggestion, the 800 billion spent would not have been funneled through friends of Obama (You know Unions and fake Green companies, etc.) and this money then would not have come back to him in the form of laundered campaign contributions. So, it would have been better to give people the money directly for those reasons alone.


29 posted on 10/15/2011 6:40:34 AM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughers of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: 3Fingas

Is the 40k $ a ‘total package’ price (SS+Medicare+Workmen’s Comp +Underemployment Ins+...).?

If so that would be in minimum wage territory.

If we deduct admin cost the wage rate is near ZERO.


30 posted on 10/15/2011 6:46:01 AM PDT by DUMBGRUNT (The best is the enemy of the good!)
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To: LUV W
So the 60 million or so people working for under 40K a year would quit their jobs and then what Jr. genius? I guess that we know what the so called “livable wage” is in his small cranium. All able-bodied people on welfare should have to conduct public service to get any benefits.
31 posted on 10/15/2011 6:46:14 AM PDT by Shqipo (I am AttackWatch parolee #1,237. I am breaking my parole once more.)
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To: LUV W

It’s interesting that the 40k per year number is equal to the $20 per hour number ($20 x 2,000 hours per year) that the OWS crowd wants. It’s like it is one of the left’s talking points.


32 posted on 10/15/2011 6:51:01 AM PDT by MulberryDraw (Anyone see the democrat budget yet?)
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To: leenie312
to do what?

Nothing!...'cept make more babies. Like they get paid to do now!

33 posted on 10/15/2011 6:52:12 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: DUMBGRUNT

I never said that Ellison was a generous nor thoughtful employer. But, you discount the effect of getting 40,000 up front all at once.

You could have one heck of a weekend spending spree on that...hd TVs, iphones, computers, and lots of take out.

Or you could have banked it or put in gold/silver last year and doubled your money.../SARC


34 posted on 10/15/2011 6:53:36 AM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughers of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: Zakeet
"Duh, duh, duh, duh thing of it is........"
35 posted on 10/15/2011 6:57:37 AM PDT by IbJensen
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To: paulcissa

I have never understood a single sentence uttered by this fool’s father. He sounds like a mouth full of grits and greens. Sort of like a negro Don Corleone.


36 posted on 10/15/2011 6:59:30 AM PDT by IbJensen
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To: LUV W

It doesn’t get any more Marxist. Having observed that, however, his “plan” is infinitely better than waht they are doing now...taking the 800 billion and dumping it into crony coffers to be used to keep themselvres in power in the next election.


37 posted on 10/15/2011 7:02:19 AM PDT by ez ("Abashed the Devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton, "Paradise Lost")
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To: 3Fingas

I agree. It would be better to give every unemployed American $40k than it would to let Obama use it for a gangsta slush fund.


38 posted on 10/15/2011 7:04:19 AM PDT by ez ("Abashed the Devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton, "Paradise Lost")
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To: ez

LOL....I looked at the picture and thought Keith Ellison...sorry got Michael Jackson’s son confused with him...oh wait, I messed that one up too....


39 posted on 10/15/2011 7:06:36 AM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughers of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: Batrachian

Yes, but if you and I had a week’s warning about a direct hit with the mother of all hurricanes headed for a city below sea level, I know I would have the sense to load up our animals and everything we could carry and skedaddle. Hope you would do the same.

Many waited for someone to save them instead of saving themselves.


40 posted on 10/15/2011 7:10:13 AM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: LUV W

Hey, it’s probably more efficient, more fair, and less corrupt than Obama’s “jobs bills”.

(Not of course that that’s sayin’ much.)


41 posted on 10/15/2011 7:15:08 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: LUV W
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has offered his own $804 billion jobs plan that calls on the federal government to hire the nation’s 15 million unemployed Americans for jobs paying roughly $40,000 each, and bail out all the states and cities facing budget crises.

This guy is really dumb.

The $40,000 should be just dispensable income, and he's forgetting that people also need housing and food and clothing and transportation and entertainment. So, he needs to make sure that people live for free and have no worries at all in their lives.

Since it would be government fake jobs, why not make those salaries even higher? And, while it's all "free" money, why not give them all a free Chevy Volt from Government Motors? And, make them all unionized, where they could all fight to make sure that those $40,000 jobs are for life, and with a guaranteed 5% per year increase? With that kind of incentive, it would be an incentive for all Americans to become unemployed in order to land those cushy government jobs. Who cares if the economy stops producing when everybody becomes a government employee. All that's needed is a printing facility to print money, and, Voila!, everybody lives in Utopia.

And, hey, we would become even more attractive for illegals, and, they could take over the jobs that some Americans would refuse to do for a mere $40,000.
42 posted on 10/15/2011 7:15:44 AM PDT by adorno (<)
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To: LUV W

One delusional useless idiot....and closet bigot. =.=


43 posted on 10/15/2011 7:17:20 AM PDT by cranked
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To: LUV W
What a moron!

*************

The little nut doesn't fall...
..... too far from the older nutcase!

44 posted on 10/15/2011 7:33:47 AM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: 3Fingas

Of course private business people would not be eligible for any of this funding. They are the source, through taxation, of all the money the gov spends. When you consider the impact of these hundreds of billions on a economy of 12 trillion it is less than a drop in a very large bucket. The only way the gov can support its underclass is by nationalizing all industry and corporate business.
Russia went bankrupt over such practices. China is relinquishing its grasp on business. Wherever the scheme has been tried it has failed. Of course we are the biggest and the best. It is bound to work here.


45 posted on 10/15/2011 7:43:10 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (Government must be taken back from the thieves who have stolen it.)
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To: LUV W

Hire them to do what? Would they be required to actually show up in order to get paid? What would the penalty be, for example, if they were chronically absent from work? What if they under-performed? Would there even be performance reviews on a quarterly/annual basis, or would these be no-show or idle-time type “jobs”?

Other posters have already mentioned, some welfare recipients would opt out and keep their current deal, because an income of $40K would be a cut for them. Would there be an option for them to do this, or would the current welfare be replaced by this new hire-every-unemployed-citizen plan?

I’d actually like to hear more from Mr Jackson Jr about his “everybody rides” proposal and vision.

Ideally, he could also have his Dad appear with him, to convert the proposal into catchy rhymes, which would more likely be understood by the potential “hires”.


46 posted on 10/15/2011 7:58:16 AM PDT by NDpapajoe ("Our Country isn't what it once was" -- --Hopey Changerton 8-2008 speaking to a 7-yr-old little girl)
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To: libs_kma

As soon as the check clears the bank and the money is in his account we get words of wisdom from the worlds biggest moron.


47 posted on 10/15/2011 8:25:12 AM PDT by Seanm
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